An E-Mail from Rabbi Twerski

Rabbi Twerski wrote me the other day:

A guy calls me today, whether I endorse GuardYourEyes, and I said Yes. Then he asked if their derech was "Daas Torah." I said, "How come you didn't call me to ask whether watching pornography was Daas Torah?"

Meschugena world

Twerski


I sent this on to Dov who responded:

Pure Geshmak! He knows how to hit the nail squarely on the head, B"H.

If the actual issue for us was halacha and the Ratzon Hashem, then we'd never have gotten into such trouble in the first place! There is obviously something else wrong with us than just 'bad bechira'.

The flip side of this is: Suicide is ossur. And for me, acting out now would likely be suicide. But to maintain that halacha is the main motivation for me not to do it, is just plain absurd and dishonest. Nu, B"H yom, yom!